scar tissue after knee replacement

Posted by leithlane @leithlane, Jan 31, 2017

I had knee replacement surgery 6 weeks ago . Through PT I have been working on breaking up the scar tissue only for it to regrow by the time I get back to PT two days later. I have been massaging at home, using a hand held massager and roller. It is painful and swollen. I am getting very disheartened. Any suggestions as to what else I can do. Has anyone had laser treatments to break up scar tissue? Were they effective?

cobweb – perhaps u can play tennis on wii?

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@mari

Advil harms organs, Dyclofinate does least harm, takes a while to kick in then – really good Pain control and lasts a loong time. Is Dr. Old? How about stem cells or 1st PRP? Injection, (what kind) how many times per year? Effect on body?

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Hi @cobweb: Thank you for sharing your successful stem cells experience. It's such an assuring info that ease my worry. The day will come when my left knee pain will need TKR! Medicare probably will never pay for stem cells. I hope my retirement savings will last long enough for me to handle the cost!

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@mari

Advil harms organs, Dyclofinate does least harm, takes a while to kick in then – really good Pain control and lasts a loong time. Is Dr. Old? How about stem cells or 1st PRP? Injection, (what kind) how many times per year? Effect on body?

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The question i would ask is where did he get his training. Many chiropractors get their stem cells from sale people and they are dead. Good luck with your search. I know in Toledo Promedica is letting their employees get stem cells for reduce cost if done at their sites.

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@mari

Advil harms organs, Dyclofinate does least harm, takes a while to kick in then – really good Pain control and lasts a loong time. Is Dr. Old? How about stem cells or 1st PRP? Injection, (what kind) how many times per year? Effect on body?

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Doctor i used was Olympic doctor . Fairly young. Just one injection and have had it done twice in last 4 years. Effect, knee feels better. Know people who have had it done in shoulder and places where arthritis sets in.

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I was in the same situation and I started doing laser light therapy it has helped alot

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@kneeproblem

I was in the same situation and I started doing laser light therapy it has helped alot

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Thank you! Who does that therapy?

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@kneeproblem

I was in the same situation and I started doing laser light therapy it has helped alot

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Yes, tell all: what was wrong w you? how much pain? What's involved w laser light therapy ? Cost.

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saw doc – going back to therapy – both hip and knee are not too good, but I am playing tennis ! And I am going to ski in the winter – no matter what !
There are not too many years left for me to do theses things – I am 83 !!

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I looke up the Laser Light therapy and you can buy a pen on the internet – for about $ 200 – I will investigate further and see if that thing works – –

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Laser Light therapy Did you look on YELP?

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no – will do so, though

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I have started the laser therapy and it works great I can tell a big difference with it . It seems to take away the swelling and pain so you can get that knee bending I highly recommend it

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Do all rehab facilitates have this laser

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I am getting it done at my chiropractor

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@kneeproblem

I am getting it done at my chiropractor

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Yes but what type of laser
The name?

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